Kreider, a sophomore, who finished the season with 11g, 12a in 37 games is ranked the Rangers #1 prospect.
In the past, Kreider has given the impression he will return to BC.
...Tortorella has admitted the Rangers pressed him hard to sign last offseason so you have to assume the Rangers are going to double their efforts this offseason.
...while I'd love to have Kreider sign with the Rangers, he is still very raw and you have to wonder if another year at BC might be best. It's not like 11g in 37 games is lighting it up. If the Rangers do end up signing him, a full season with the Whale may be the best plan for him.
...to me a player such has Hagelin is more suited to make the jump from college to the NHL because of his all-round game. Look at Stepan.
...what are your thoughts? Do you think Kreider is ready?
As a BU student watching Kreider, I can safely say he needs another year at BC, as much as it kills me to say it. The thing with him is that some games you don't even know he's there. He's kind of streaky....but he's an excellent playmaker and doesn't make stupid mistakes. He probably will develop into a real solid NHL'er
@BrianMineola interesting. maybe a year at BU and a year in CT. he's slowly making his way down the coast!
seriously, rushing players can ruin confidence and kill a career. 2 years out for him sounds about right.
It is obvious he is not ready for the NHL. What the question should be is should Kreider stay at BU for another year or play a year in the AHL? If I were the Rangers I would do anything to get him to play in the AHL. As a player like Kreider you always want to play at the highest level you can. He is never going to make the jump from college to NHL so he should really think about playing in the AHL as soon as he can to get experience.
i'd rather see him in CT also, but won't mind if he's another year at BC. I don't see a roster spot for him on the big club next year anyway.
I think he would be better off playing in the AHL for a year rather than college since I think the AHL would prepare him better for the jump to the NHL. Even if he stays in College another year, he still may not be ready to make the jump.
@IcyCup Hearing the same response on Twitter. Seems like almost everyone wants him to stay at BC or full year in CT. No one thinks he's ready for NHL.